ASEAN Wrap: Albirex crowned champions; Western’s title defence begins with loss
Kuala Lumpur: Albirex Niigata (S) have claimed their fifth Singapore Premier League title in seven seasons after they defeated defending champions Lion City Sailors 4-2 on Friday to win the league with two games to spare.
In Australia, the new A-League season kicked off on Friday as defending champions Western United began with a defeat to Melbourne City while Melbourne Victory can enjoy 'Big Blue' bragging rights after defeating rivals Sydney FC.
Elsewhere, Chonburi FC made it six wins out of six in Thailand, while there were also matches in Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar, so join the-AFC.com as we review all the action from across Southeast Asia.
East Asia Wrap: Ulsan defeat Jeonbuk to close in on title; leaders Marinos beaten
Hong Kong: After going so close, yet so far during the last few years, it finally looks like Ulsan Hyundai’s season in Korea Republic as a last-gasp 2-1 win over defending champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors has them just one win away from a first K League 1 title since 2005.
In Japan, leaders Yokohama F. Marinos stumbled to a 2-0 defeat to struggling Gamba Osaka whose survival hopes received a major boost, while reigning champions Kawasaki Frontale won to close the gap at the top to five points with three games left to play.
Table-toppers Wuhan Three Towns opened up a three-point lead in China PR after title rivals Shandong Taishan dropped points against Beijing FC, and there were also matches in Hong Kong, Mongolia and Chinese Taipei, so join the-AFC.com as we look back at last week’s action from across East Asia.